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17 hours ago · Booked Mayo for My Son - Now Frightened in Just Want to Talk

Hi @devsmaj, I wanted to check in and see how you are doing. Did you get your appointment sorted out?

17 hours ago · A new future? Husband diagnosed with Stage 4 anal cancer in Caregivers

Hi @sbsurfside, I wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. I realize that working and caregiving doesn't leave much time. If you have a moment, it would be great to hear from you. We're thinking about you and your husband.

17 hours ago · I have finished my six month program working with Dr. Rodger Murphree in Just Want to Talk

Hi @kchapman1105, I encourage you to join the discussions about Epstein Barr virus in the Infectious Diseases group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/infectious-disease/) Here are a couple to get you started:

– treatment for chronic epstein barr https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/treatment-for-chronic-epstein-barr/
– Is chronic reactivated EBV different from chronic active EBV? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/is-chronic-reactivated-epstein-barr-virus-different-from-chronicle-ac/

18 hours ago · Just Diagnosed Emphysema in Lung Health

Hi @jeanette52, welcome to Connect.
I'd like to introduce to other members on Connect talking about emphysema, lung congestion and complications of A-Fib. Please meet @robertjr @waterboy @ppeschke @cognac @windwalker @sneakerss @jo54 @crashnam and @penlee. You can read more about them in these discussions:

– COPD/ Emphysema https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/copd-emphysema/
– Palpitations & Emphysema https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/palpitations-emphysema/
– Stop smoking panic attacks https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/stop-smoking-panic-attacks/

Quitting smoking is really hard. @littleonefmohio @merpreb certainly understand that. But it must be especially when you work hard to manage anxiety and have recently suffered such a heart-wrenching loss. One step at a time.

18 hours ago · Watch and wait is over in Brain Tumor

That's great news @wkindel. You're asking all the right questions about what to expect now that you have an appointment at Mayo Clinic. I recommend that you phone Mayo Clinic Phoenix to get answers specific to you about how long you can expect to be there and how the evaluation works, etc.

I'm also tagging other Connect members. @nancye3 @lindajean @rose4622 @jkenser and @IndianaScott have had brain tumor surgery (or a family member) at Mayo Clinic. They can share how the process was for them and answer questions like whether they made multiple trips for evaluation and then surgery or if everything was done in one visit. Keep in mind that everyone is different.

19 hours ago · Kidney stones in Kidney & Bladder

Hi @stoney64, I add my welcome to Rosemary's. You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about kidney stones where you can meet others like @waterboy @caont10 @wendyw @ella2000 and others.

This video explains how you can get blood and urine analysis to discover what food may be contributing to your kidney stone production.

More advice from Harvard medicine "5 steps for preventing kidney stones" https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/5-steps-for-preventing-kidney-stones-201310046721

I, unfortunately, have to avoid things I love like tea, chocolate, beets and spinach. I really miss tea. I also put reminders on my phone to get up and move. I work long hours in front of a computer. While I exercise regularly, it is also important to get up from my desk at least once an hour and move. I also started using a standing desk. Like @rosemarya, I aim to drink 3 liters a day, which isn't easy.

What tricks do you do to drink more?

1 day ago · CBD oil for pain in Chronic Pain

Hi @dessmi, You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion in the Chronic Pain group about using CBD oil for pain. simply click VIEW & REPLY in the email to read through past message to learn more from fellow members.

@gailb talks about using CBD when withdrawing from Tramadol in this discussion about CBD and anxiety: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cbd-oil-and-depression-anxiety/?pg=16#comment-131562

Dessmi, what type of pain are you taking tramadol for?

1 day ago · Concerned about the side effects of anastrozole in Breast Cancer

Hi @karenrbach, As a 14 year breast cancer survivor, your experience and knowledge will be welcome on Connect. May I ask what type of breast cancer you had and which treatments besides Arimidex?